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Tokyo Skytree to launch open-air tours


    Reporters experience the open-air terrace at Tokyo Skytree tower.

TOKYO >> Tokyo Skytree tower in Sumida Ward, Tokyo, started offering guided tours on Oct. 23 on an open-air terrace offering views of the Tokyo skyline.

Located about 508 feet above the ground on the 2,080-foot tower, the terrace joins two other Skytree viewing facilities: Tembo Galleria, which is 1,476 feet above ground, and Tembo Deck, which is 1,148 feet up.

Although the terrace is contained in the structural steel framework that supports the tower, it is not walled by glass, which will enable tour participants to enjoy the bustle of traffic below while exposed to the blowing wind.

“We want people to have fun at the tower while feeling the wind, light and sound,” said an employee of Tobu Tower Skytree Co., which operates the tower.

The tours will be offered at night, when participants will be able to see the Skytree illuminated with LED lights.

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